Fishing report for Nov. 7


COWLITZ: There are plenty of fish from the barrier dam and downstream. Try fishing for coho with eggs under a float at the dam. If that doesn’t work, try twitching jigs or casting spinners or plugs.

GREEN: The river conditions have improved, and people are reporting catching some chum, some bright red coho and a few steelhead.

OLYMPIC COAST: If the rain holds off this weekend, the rivers could be fishable. The Sol Duc has been the best option this week. The Hoh was flowing at 7,310 cubic feet per second Friday morning. Try fishing with pink or chartreuse jigs close to shore, or a size 5 Vibrax spinner with an orange or chartreuse body and silver blade.

SNOHOMISH: People making the drive north are hooking coho and chum salmon.

WYNOOCHEE: The river, and other rivers in the area, is blown out.

YAKIMA: The trout fishing should be good this weekend. The river flow has been holding steady all week and the weather forecast is good. Fish with small nymphs during the day, then look for blue wing olive hatches in the afternoon.


CLAM DIG: There is a razor clam dig under way through Tuesday. Here are the openings and low tide times: Saturday (Nov. 8), 7:24 p.m., minus-1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis; Sunday, 8:05 p.m., minus-0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Monday, 8:47 p.m., minus-0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors; and Tuesday, 9:31 p.m., 0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors. Kalaloch is closed this season.

NORTH SOUND: The blackmouth fishing has been good this week off Double Bluff, Possession Bar, Jefferson Head and Point No Point. Look for fish close to the bottom in water 80-90 feet deep.

SOUTH SOUND: Overall the action from Tacoma to Olympia has been slow. A few blackmouth are being caught from the slag pile to Point Defiance in Tacoma. The westside of Vashon Island has been producing a few chum salmon.

WESTPORT: The coho in the marina action remains fair to good. A 14.3-pound fish caught by Rick Ruggles of Grayland won the season derby.


OFFUT: Anglers are catching some trout, depending on the weather. Most people are fishing bait about 2 feet off the bottom of the lake. Nightcrawlers and Power Eggs are working well.

POTHOLES: The lake continues to produce good catches of walleye, with some fishing topping 30 inches long. In addition, the fishing for large channel catfish has been good in the last week. One fish weighed 23 pounds.

SPANAWAY: The boathouse has reopened after being closed for about seven weeks. People are catching some perch off the docks. There have been trout feeding on the surface.

WASHINGTON: The perch fishing remains good. Looking for schools in water 55-60 feet deep. People are having success using a small piece of nightcrawler or a strip of perch meat.